Floriduh! Woman: Public Service Announcement Edition

And now a Public Service Announcement brought to you in regard to Floriduh! Woman

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity…

Also: EWWWWW!!!!!

Open thread!






122 replies
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    Mike J says:

    21.2C in London today. In February.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    I’ve seen people not only do boob money but also boob phones.

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    Gravenstone says:

    “Questionably moist”. Now there’s a turn of phrase not often seen.

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    Eric U. says:

    there was a woman that died a while back because of her boob gun.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Gravenstone: There’s a “that’s the name of my …. cover band” in there somewhere.

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    MagdaInBlack says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:
    Cigarettes.
    Drinks.
    Isn’t there a comedian with a schtick about that? ….a vague memory is tickling my brain

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    NotMax says:

    Phew. Butt bills still good.

    ;)

    In personal news, psyched because brand spanking new external optical drive for the still newish power-packed computer arrived, has been hooked up and tested to ensure it functions.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Flashbang? Really?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: I just post the links, I don’t name the crazy ass stuff people do.

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    SoupCatcher says:

    Overheard at the last leader meeting, a woman paid for cookies at a booth with boob money. The Girl Scout who accepted the payment performed valiantly. Her leader, on the other hand, felt a little bit of her soul die.

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    Pogonip says:

    Adam, how is Mr. Cuba’s greeting-card count coming? As of Sunday, when we mailed 2, he’ll only need 98 more!

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Pogonip: My understanding is he got about 3,000 of them.
    https://i.redd.it/lwyoizkk8wi21.jpg

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @Pogonip:

    Someone posted that he got 3000.

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    Jeffro says:

    Gross.

    Can we go back to talking about how fucked Matt Gaetz is?

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    lamh36 says:

    Good evening BJ.

    Long comment so sit back and relax….lol

    I had my first physical therapy sessions today after waiting a month to get an appointment. Been having some knee pain for almost a year now…started round the time of my Australia trip. I bought a new pair of tennis shoes, after having the same pair for almost 2 years (what can I say, I really liked them). I started having knee issues, that progressed into full blown pain for the past 6 months. The ortho I went to, recommended home exercises because while I didn’t have arthrisits, I did need to strenghten the muscles in my knees, because due to weight issues and general wear and tear there was some cartilage deterioration, but strenghtening the muscle could alleviate that.

    I admit, I wasn’t doing the home exercises like I shoud have been (the 2nd time I actually lost the pamphlet on what exercises I should do), and more travels, I still had pain. So last month, the Doc reccommended acquatic therapy. So today was the first day assessment for the acquatic PT. $50 a copay per session, with the ortho rec at least 2x for 6 that would be $600!!!

    The PT suggested I try out a couple of sessions or more and then just joining the local wellness center for $35 a month, and just go to official PT sessions once a week, with at home exercises 2x a week.

    I’ll be honest, I haven’t been good with the at home stuff. If I had been, maybe the pain would be gone by now…so I’m thinking I’ll just have to bite the bullet and pay for the 6 weeks of sessions (while also on a dedicated work plan) so that I can at least see results in time for my trip to London in May.

    Luckily enough, just so happened to be getting a bonus from work for good performance, and it’s just enough to get me through 6 weeks of sessions….and it’s money I never planned to get, so it’s not part of my budget…so YAY!

    Next week after Mardi Gras will be my first pool sessions! So here to lessening knee pain and better health!

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    nanciejane says:

    I work for an all cash business in Colorado. Cash in the summer is pretty disgusting. Also, when folks hand you their I.D. straight from holding it in their mouths. Always nice.

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    @Mike J: Sounds cold; oh C, not F. Carry on.

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    PST says:

    This is a completely different topic, but we have a surprising leader in the Chicago mayoral election. Lori Lightfoot is leading Toni Preckwinkle and William Daley. There will be a run-off for the top two, both of whom will apparently be black women. Eighty percent of the vote is in, so it’s probably too late for a last minute Daley charge. I voted for Lightfoot but did not expect her to make the finals. It just goes to show you.

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    Jeffro says:

    @nanciejane: The Anthem in DC, a concert venue, is cashless and its signs at the bars note that cash is quite germy. I have a feeling folks have adapted quite quickly – never hear anyone surprised or complaining.

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    @Jeffro: Sure, it’s a Floriduh thread.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @lamh36: Physical therapists are cruel and vicious people, but if you do the exercises that they give you will have good results.

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    SRW1 says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    “Is that bra loaded?”

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    ArchTeryx says:

    @SoupCatcher: Oh, come on. It wasn’t them asking your leader to kill the last boy scout, it was just someone being an idiot in Florida. (But I repeat myself!)

    The Girl Scout had the right attitude: Take the money, then have a nice round of vomiting emojis around the campfire afterward.

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    lamh36 says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: yeah. I plan to this time for sure. I had a great time in London last time, but the knee pain did limit me. I’ve got a little more than 2 months before the next trip and i’m willing to pay for the detected PT rather than the home stuff (which I really wasn’t doing right or when I should) so that I can enjoy my time and to a bit more activities that I didn’t cause of my knee pain.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @PST:

    Eighty percent of the vote is in, so it’s probably too late for a last minute Daley charge.

    His name is Daley and this is Chicago, what kind of crazy ideas are you peddling here?

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    delk says:

    @PST: I voted for her too.

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    lamh36 says:

    Sigh… only 2 more days left in BHM…jeez

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    Democratic lawmaker in Maryland apologizes for calling part of Prince George’s County a “n—– district.”

    On using the racist slur, she says: “I’m sure everyone has used it.“

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    mad citizen says:

    How will our favorite president get in his Executive Time on the other side of the world? I just checked in with him on the twitter machine–34 minutes ago: “The Democrats should stop talking about what I should do with North Korea and ask themselves instead why they didn’t do “it” during eight years of the Obama Administration?”

    40 minutes ago: “Vietnam is thriving like few places on earth. North Korea would be the same, and very quickly, if it would denuclearize. The potential is AWESOME, a great opportunity, like almost none other in history, for my friend Kim Jong Un. We will know fairly soon – Very Interesting!”

    He’s incorrigible!

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    lamh36 says:

    Sigh… shocker

    Why White School Districts Have So Much More Money https://n.pr/2ShiN9l

    A new report found that school districts that are predominantly white receive $23 billion more than districts that serve mostly students of color.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @SRW1: Booby trapped.

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    Geeno says:

    @MagdaInBlack: Joy Behar – of “The View” fame – did a shtick that culminated with her pulling an entire NY Times Sunday edition from her bra.

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    A Ghost To Most says:

    @nanciejane:
    They make me take my hat off when I go in. Seems like an uncomfortable place to hide a gun.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @lamh36: It has been an unusually active Black History Month this year. Probably sunspots.

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    zhena gogolia says:

    @lamh36:

    Sickening.

    The thing with PT is that the sessions can’t go on forever, so you do have to follow up with exercises at home. (Says a person who skipped her exercises today because they’re just too boring.)

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @mad citizen:

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    Mike in NC says:

    @Pogonip: Mailed mine today.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @nanciejane:
    Are there no wallets in America?

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    lamh36 says:

    @Adam L Silverman: like…is their some disturbance in the racist-time continmium…all the darn racist shit happening at one time rather than throughout the darn year..ugh

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @Amir Khalid: Pickpockets will take your wallet.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Adam L Silverman:
    Adoi. I do believe that’s what all the young people call “a sick burn”.

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    @Amir Khalid: Sure, we have wallets, just no pockets.

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    ArchTeryx says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Roger Rabbit (specifically, his squeeze Jessica) did that to the villain’s mooks in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Nobody could pull it off quite like her. ^.^

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @lamh36: Black History Leap Month or something…//

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    So, that Wilmer Town Hall…

    It was a shit show I’ve heard. Why was he given a townhall in the first place by CNN? Because he was the runner up in the Dem primaries last election?

    He screamed at a young woman after she questioned him about sexual harassment in his 2016 campaign, correct? How is that alone not disqualifying in the eyes of his supporters? If he can’t handle that kind of questioning he wouldn’t survive the scrutiny of being the nominee let alone being POTUS

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    Pogonip says:

    @Adam L Silverman: zhena goglia: Glad to hear it!

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @ArchTeryx: I thought about posting the clip.

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    TS (the original) says:

    @mad citizen: I have dreams about what might happen while he is away – we all need a dream.

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    lamh36 says:

    48m48 minutes ago
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    😰 If Michael Cohen turns over receipt (Check) signed by Trump as renumeration for his help in Stormy Daniels hush-money payoff while Trump was President in 2017, what does that mean for Trump?

    what say you lawyers?

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    lamh36 says:

    @Adam L Silverman: I mean…jeez.

    never been so happy for it not to be a LEAP year, so we got 28 days instead of 29! Def don’t need that extra day this year!

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    delk says:

    Wow—Lori Lightfoot took the top position in the Chicago mayoral race.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @lamh36: I’ve honestly considering doing a couple of Black History Month posts since I do sort of, kind of similar posts on other things, but after the first weekend kicked things off with black face and klan costumes I decided I didn’t want to tempt fate!

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    lamh36 says:

    Sooo…guess who bought Spiderman:Into the Spiderverse on Amazon digital today…ME!

    And I watched it soon as it downloaded of course…and loved it still. I was so happy it won Best Animated Film

    I’ll probably watch it again tomorrow…it really is THAT good!

    On digital and Blu Ray today…if you haven’t seen it…please check it out.

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    lamh36 says:

    @Adam L Silverman: yeah…that was a good call for sure!

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @lamh36: No spoilers, I just bought it on iTunes today and will probably not watch it till tomorrow! If I understand the origin correctly, a radioactive high school student bites a spider or something.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @lamh36: You know me, I try to make sure all the various highs and lows of the diversity around here get on the front page, but this year it just seemed like I’d be poking a very large, angry bear.

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    B.B.A. says:

    Apparently Biden is leaning towards running. Goddammit, Joe, you’ve had your turn twice, time to retire to Rehoboth Beach and take up knitting.

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    oatler. says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: You know it, Omnes! After my stroke I had a PT I dearly hated but damn if she didn’t get my muscles working (though not totally).

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    lamh36 says:

    @Adam L Silverman: ha…you’ll love it I’m sure. I have a 51 inch HDTV…a I bought the HD digital version, the animation seemed a bit off, so in hindsight, I’d say go with the stadard def but it eventually settled so I still loved it!

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    lamh36 says:

    Jeezus…disgusting.

    @atrupar
    Laura Ingraham compares Planned Parenthood to Nazi genocide: “Hitler, just like Planned Parenthood, practiced and defended mass extermination.”

    70
    9:25 PM – Feb 26, 2019

    https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1100597792454656000

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    delk says:

    Bill Daley concedes. Two African-American women in the runoff for Chicago’s next mayor.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    @lamh36:
    That’s definitely going to become apart of my collection. Never watched it in theaters, but I fell in love with it from trailers. I’ve never been a huge Marvel fan but I like Spiderman a lot.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @lamh36: The iTunes download is 4k and I’ve got a 4k/HDR/Dolby HDR TV to watch it on.

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    Jeffro says:

    @lamh36: It is fantastic and was a well-deserved win. Even Fro Jr says so.

    @B.B.A.: I’ll be interested in hearing his rationale, ’cause everyone else in the race is either younger, female, not white, more progressive, more aggressive, less gaffe-prone, or some combination of the above. I like him perfectly fine, but right now if it were him vs _______ at the end of the primaries, ________* would win.

    *unless we’re talking about the non-Dems like Wilmer or Gabbard of course, in which case Biden should and would win. But other than that?

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @B.B.A.:
    Biden has failed miserably, twice, as a candidate for president. In a field of Democratic candidates as strong and diverse as this, it’s hard to see an old white man — even one with an appealing public persona — getting much traction. It’s hard to see him getting very far.

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    lamh36 says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: it was just as good on rewatch as when I saw it originally in theatres.

    Just like my other fav movie from last year Black Panther.

    I’ve honestly watched BP so many time once I got it on digital and I can already see Spiderverse will be the same way for me

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @delk: Bill Daley concedes. Two African-American women in the runoff for Chicago’s next mayor.

    It’s like the Universe is trying to tell Joe Biden something….

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    @lamh36:
    Let’s be honest, if given the chance, Laura Ingraham would support mass extermination of her political opponents.

    People of her ilk have been working themselves up to that for the past 3 years. They see Antifa (though I sympathize with them and consider them the lesser of two evils) and conflate them with the entire left.

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    delk says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: Lori Lightfoot the top vote getter is a lesbian—this is just amazing.

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    gwangung says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: Nah, they just whine it was a setup with the town hall rigged against them. The facts escapes them that a) DC is a company town, so a LOT of folks have ties with political companies, and b) this is a town hall, not a campaign rally, and it’s a GOOD thing to have your candidate face hostile questions.

    Oh, and they went off and harassed the student who asked the harassment question, accusing her of having it in for Sanders. That it was a natural and serious question in the era of #MeToo seems to have escaped them.

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    Princess says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: And now the Bernie stans are evidently doxxing her all over social media for daring to ask dear leader a question he did not want to answer.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @delk: wow, less than a decade after Boss Jr left the office, and the interim taken up by Dark Lordling himself, RAHM!

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    B.B.A. says:

    @Jeffro and @Amir Khalid: Biden has a substantial lead in the polls right now. Of course, polls this early are virtually worthless, but…

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    Yarrow says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: My cousin is a physical therapist and she says her patients tell her PT must stand for pain and torture.

    @lamh36: That all sounds good. Have you ever tried using a foam roller? It’s great for breaking up knots in muscles in your legs–and elsewhere but legs are probably the easiest to do. Using the foam roller on a regular basis can help keep the muscles looser and they work a bit better. It’s sort of like stretching.

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    Jeffro says:

    @B.B.A.: Come. on.

    Polls at this point are all about name recognition.

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    🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷 says:

    @gwangung:
    @Princess:

    What kind of moral degenerate does one have to be to think that you have the right to do that to somebody?

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    Jay says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷:

    There’s no such thing as Antifia.

    There are however a crapload of different groups with no tolerance for Nazi’s.

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    Yarrow says:

    @Princess: That sounds like a great way to get women to vote for Wilmer. Sheesh, no one is going to want to have anything to do with him if even asking a question gets you doxxed.

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @B.B.A.: That’s largely name recognition at this stage.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Jeffro:

    He’s only fucked if DOJ decides to fuck him. He’s more likely to get disbarred than indicted.

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    tobie says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: I wasn’t following this race at all. It’s hard to believe there were 14 candidates running for mayor. Any idea how the debates were organized?

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    B.B.A. says:

    I have this problem where people stop reading my comments after the first sentence. What should I do? Wait, why am I asking this when you’ve already stopped reading?

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    gwangung says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷: It’s very Trumpian behavior. And so self unaware….

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    rikyrah says:

    @PST:
    I voted for Lightfoot,and am pleasantly surprised👏👏

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    Mai Naem mobile says:

    I don’t think Bernie is going to do that well in the early primaries . Hopefully he will drop out but with his ego he will probably stick around till the end.

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    Joy in FL says:

    @Pogonip: I put a card in the mail on Monday for Mr. Cuba.

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    different-church-lady says:

    No mention of thong money.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @🇺🇸🌎 Goku (aka Amerikan Baka) 🗳🌷:
    People who think they have the right to do that to somebody typically consider themselves morally superior.

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    Miss Bianca says:

    @lamh36: We are showing it at my little bitty movie theater this weekend – should I definitely see it on the big screen? Particularly since I get to see movies for free (since I work there)?

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @different-church-lady:
    Eeeew!! and W!!

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Miss Bianca: Yes!

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    Jay says:

    @Mike J:

    “On Monday, though, the temperature hit 20.3C in Ceredigion, west Wales: the highest February temperature ever recorded in Britain and the first time the thermometer had breached 20C in winter. The BBC weather account tweeted it out with a gif of the sunshine icon and the same excitable breathlessness with which Springwatch would announce it had found a new type of vole. My response contained a single word, repeated seven times. It began with F.

    Because this isn’t good, is it? However enjoyable the unreasonable sunshine feels, whatever feeling of relief it instils in you after weeks of grey sky and Brexit, the idea of beach temperatures in February should be scaring the living shit out of you. It shouldn’t be possible to wander round London half-naked in February without bits of you falling off. There is a fairly direct inverse correlation between your ability to go out without a jacket at this latitude in winter and a polar bear’s likelihood of surviving the winter – yet the population of Britain wandered round with their shirts undone looking pleased with themselves. Nation of animal lovers my arse. Something has gone wrong.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/26/terrified-warm-weather-global-warming-london

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    Mainmata says:

    @Adam L Silverman: Personally, I would happily accept boob money.

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    Mai Naem mobile says:

    Am I the only one who can’t seem to get into the Democratic primary? I kind of like Kamala Harris. I don’t care for Warren as a POTUS candidate . I don’t like Gillibrand because of Al Franken . I just find Cory Booker weird. Joaquin Castro is not ready for prime time. Amy Klobuchar – I am sorry but she comes across as a kindergarten teacher or PTA president. I am not excited about losing Sherrod Browns Senate seat. I’ll vote for any of them if they’re the Democratic candidate but not one I see myself falling in love with.

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    Jay says:

    @different-church-lady:

    In Canada, loonies and toonies prevent the whole issue of keeping cash in your budgie smuggler.

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    opiejeanne says:

    We made it to the cabin this evening, the heater is trying to catch up to 68 from 54, not too bad. and our lovely neighbor is helping dig us a parking spot because there’s three feet of ice and snow there.
    I kind of worried that I was doing a lot of whining on the drive south about all the snow and the lack of electricity until my nephew-in-law sent me this:

    https://komonews.com/news/local/epic-gridlock-winter-storm-creates-115-mile-backup-along-snow-clogged-i-5-in-oregon

    This is what we drove through, just ahead of the closure. The side with all the stopped cars is the northbound lane(s) I think, because there was more traffic on that side than on the southbound when we were traveling. We hit the same amount of snow at Mt Shasta but it was only for a few hours, although the northbound side was backed up for miles to make the idiots put on chains. The snow there was pretty thick but not so much that we wanted to stop.

    Anyway, thanks for your company while we were on the road.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @B.B.A.:

    … polls this early are virtually worthless …

    Precisely.

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    Jay says:

    @Mai Naem mobile:

    Give it time, see some of them yourself, unfiltered, live or full length video, ( no commentary), read their platforms.

    Keep in mind that there is shit tons of “negging” going on in Media. 22 months to go.

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    This is a big fucking deal. I don’t know how much Chicago has changed since I moved out in the 80s but I have a feeling there’s gonna be a lot of white people’s heads exploding. I hope it gets pointed out to them that, since turnout was only about 30 percent, maybe they just better STFU.

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    Jay says:

    @opiejeanne:

    Glad you made it safe and sound.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Mai Naem mobile:
    You don’t need to fall in love, you just need to find one of them convincing.

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    StringOnAStick says:

    Somehow finding out that Wilmer true believers doxxed the woman who asked St BS a question that he got all grumpy about is the least surprising thing that happened today. I’ve gone from being supportive in the primary to actually loathing him and his very white person of privilege camp followers.

    We joke where I live about Boulder, CO but seriously, so many of the senior Wilmer supporters I’ve seen at every D event need to open their eyes about their white male privilege and that asking people not like them to be the front line in their revolution is pretty damned rich.

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    tobie says:

    @Mai Naem mobile: I’m not feeling psyched either. Sometimes I wonder if 2008 spoiled us. We had a candidate who inspired us and made us believe not in him but in the promise of the country. “Yes we can” was a powerful call, and maybe it could have produced an enduring coalition, if we had been prepared for the economic collapse and Republican obstruction. I don’t see anyone in the field right now who can move us this way. Maybe Beto but he’s still wet behind the ears.

    ETA: Michelle could do it but she’s got zero interest in the job. Who could blame her?

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    Death Panel Truck says:

    This isn’t the first time this sign has been posted at Balloon Juice. Maybe you might want to do something original next time?

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    Yarrow says:

    @Mai Naem mobile: It’s too early for me to be all that interested. I think it’s the money primary now. They’re nailing down big donors and key endorsements.

    Biden and Holder have yet to announce. I’m sure there are more who are talking about announcing but I’m forgetting them. Oh, Beto keeps toying with the idea. Also Terry McAuliffe. I like Pete Can’t-Pronounce-His-Last-Name the mayor or former mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Also not ready for prime time but I like his enthusiasm.

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    TomatoQueen says:

    @opiejeanne: Glad to hear you’re off the road at last, and in one piece. What a nightmare. Of course, you could’ve maybe been on that Amtrak train…

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @tobie: Democrats as a groups seem to be spoiled as hell. First, you seldom find a candidate as bright and charismatic as Bill Clinton. Then, to follow him with the at least eqiually charismatic and far more self-disciplined Barack Obama? I mean, damn. it really isn’t fair to other decent and competent Democratic candidates. Both Bill and Barack were really once in a lifetime candidates and we had both of them in our lifetimes. Wishing for another is unreasonable.

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    Ruckus says:

    @lamh36:
    I damaged my knee in an accident and ortho god said I needed a new knee but if he did I’d need 2 more in a normal lifetime so work on it and wait. I did. It’s been 25 yrs now and while it has gotten a bit worse as of late, I’m still on the OEM knee. So my suggestion is to Do The Work. And I’m taking my own advice and doing more because I’d really not like to have more health issues than I already do.

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    tobie says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Couldn’t have said it better. We had such luck to have Bill Clinton and then Barack Obama in close succession. I’ve actually been missing HRC of late and admonishing myself for not having given her my all. She deserved it. She was a fine candidate.

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    Jay says:

    @tobie:

    Give it time and watch out for the negging.

    I saw Kamela Harris on an unfiltered you tube (where she made the pot joke) and she was sheer joy.

    I saw Warren’s townhouse and she was brilliant.

    And when you google either you get 10,000 MSM and winger negs as the top responses.

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    tobie says:

    @Jay: I had to look up “negging” on Wikipedia! You are keeping me on my toes.

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    joel hanes says:

    Those of you who can’t find anything shining to admire in the current crop of Dem candidates should go read the capsule bio of Buttigieg.

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    @opiejeanne: Hey, I went up to the snow today as well. I was going to take pics of Crystal Lake, but the access road hadn’t be plowed and they locked it off. So I just visited the store.

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    Jay says:

    @tobie:

    I can give you a good example of how it fits in.

    A couple of days ago you posted an AOC tweet about (roughly quoted), “We are in charge now, if you don’t like the GND, either suggest something better, or shut up”. Something along the lines of that.

    You were offended, but you were quoting out of context.

    The GND is a list of aspirations. It’s not legislation and it’s not policy.

    If you read the twitter thread, AOC was pushing back hard against all the neggeds who had come out of the woodwork to trash the GND. Fake econonimists who said the US can’t afford it. Fake popualists who said people don’t want a living wage. Fake Scientists who said 12 years was wrong. Fake after fake after fake, trying to attach “concrete” costs like no more airtravel, to something that is merely aspirational.

    Today, she was in the House ripping the Credit Check Industries a new one, getting them to admit, they steal the data, don’t protect the public at all, exist to protect the Lenders and extort the public, and 20% of their so called data is bogus or wrong.

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    tobie says:

    @Jay: I try to avoid the responses to any politician’s tweets because the twitter threads tend to be filled with rage. This will only get worse as the Presidential race heats up. You’re right that we’re going to have to be super vigilant going forward about how any public figure’s statements are presented. Too much room for distortion and other shenanigans.

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    Death Panel Truck says:

    So my comment in moderation was deleted. So I’ll repeat: This “boob money” photo has been posted here before. Try doing something original next time, Adam.

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    Jay says:

    @tobie:

    AOC’s threads arn’t that bad, the Girls have got her back.

    I’ve been trying to push back hard on all the negging, the Feinstein Ambush, the CNN “clips” of AK’s Open House trying to selectively paint her as a Shultz Barista Centerist.

    This shit crosses the border. Check out The Mound of Sound’s blog. He bought the Feinstein ambush, hook line and sinker.

    Outrage sells, and sticks. If it ain’t there, they ( ratfuckers) will do their best to manufacture it.

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    Wait… my library in Florida…

    Is that why… is that why some of the dollar bills used to pay overdue fines are… so soggy some days and… and…???

    (VOMIT EMOJI)

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    opiejeanne says:

    @TomatoQueen: Yes. Being on that train might have been a worse adventure.

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